We pride ourselves on using the best ingredients, and this is especially the case with our sunflower oil. It's organic, cold-pressed, and high-oleic.
This means it is expeller pressed, not solvent pressed. Expeller pressed uses a physical crushing method at a very slow speed (which is also called cold pressed). This maintains the integrity of the oil. Conventional sunflower oil is typically solvent pressed which does use a low level of hexane. Our sunflower oil is 100% sunflower oil with absolutely no additives.
As far as the benefits, high oleic sunflower oil is high in monounsaturated fat. It has a significant amount of monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acids, which is what “high-oleic” signifies. Monounsaturated fat (oleic acid) is one of the two “healthy” fats, along with polyunsaturated fat (linoleic acid). Monounsaturated fat, in particular, can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. High-oleic sunflower oil is typically comprised of 75 – 82 percent monounsaturated fat and around nine percent linoleic acid, a polyunsaturated fat.
High-oleic organic sunflower oil is significantly less inflammatory than traditional sunflower oil. The FDA has approved the claim that high oleic oils reduce the risk of coronary heart disease when replacing saturated fats.
Here is a great article on the benefits of high-oleic sunflower oil: https://fitjoyfoods.com/blogs/life-of-joy/high-oleic-sunflower-oil-long-name-great-benefits
We source from SPACK, which controls the production process from the harvesting of the seeds to the producing of the oils in their own expeller and packing facilities. They are a family owned business and have been producing oils since 1977. Learn more at: https://spack-international.com/